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Social Studies Chapter 6 Test review
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What was the unofficial capital of Texas for fifty years from 1722?
T or F Some European nations that opposed the growing power of France and its colonies formed the Grand Alliance in the late 1600's.
What mission chapel is known today as the Alamo?
Mission San Antonio de Valero
T or F Native Americans lived in the missions primarily to receive protection.
Who was the Franciscan missionary who founded the most successful Spanish mission in Texas?
Antonio Margil de Jesús
T or F Settlers at the missions wanted to convert Native Americans to the Catholic religion and convince them to be baptized.
False, Friars at the missions wanted to convert Native Americans to the Catholic religion and convince them to be baptized.
Who was the governor that increased Spain's presence in Texas with many missions and presidios, including Los Adaes?
Marqués de San Miguel de Aguayo
What settlement was founded in 1718 as a midway point between the Rio Grande and East Texas missions?
Presidio San Antonio de Béxar
What was the first Spanish mission in East Texas established in 1690?
San Francisco de los Tejas
T or F In the late 1710's establishing missions in East Texas was interrupted when Mexico declared war on Spain.
False, In the late 1710's establishing missions in East Texas was interrupted when France declared war on Spain.
T or F Many Tejas blamed holy water for disease at the missions and accepted the Catholic religion.
False, Many Tejas blamed holy water for disease at the missions and rejected the Catholic religion.
Who was the military commander who was nicknamed "the father of the lower Rio Grande Valley?"
José Damián Massanet
What Catholic Church official built the first mission in East Texas, San Francisco de los Tejas?
Father Damián Massanet
T or F The name, Texas, was derived from the words in the Spanish and the Hasinai languages
T or F San Juan Bautista's location near the Rio Grande and important crossings into Louisiana made it a strategic location.
False, San Juan Bautista's location near the Rio Grande and important crossings into Texas made it a strategic location.
What mission was near the Rio Grande known as the "Gateway to Spanish Texas."
San Juan Bautista
Who was the missionary who asked the French to help build a mission among the Tejas?
Father Francisco Hidalgo
T or F Before the Spanish Colonial era, Spain's North American colonies included present day California through New Mexico and Mississippi.
False, Before the Spanish Colonial era, Spain's North American colonies included present day California through New Mexico and Florida.
What issue affected the location of the early presidios?
Disagreement between the friars and the soldiers about how to treat the Native Americans.
Why did many Spanish missions fail?
Native American disinterest and disease were two factors in the failure of many missions.
How would you describe the life of African Americans in Spanish Colonial Texas.
were both free and enslaved, did a variety of work.
What effect did Tejano culture have on Texas history?
It had a long impact and is still strong in Texas today.
What was the outcome of Spain'S decision to more closely supervise its Texas settlements?
Establishing Los Adaes as the unofficial capital of Texas.
Why was José de Escandon called "the father of the lower Rio Grande Valley"?
He founded 20 settlements from northern Mexico to the San Antonio River.
How did Frenchman Louis de St. Denis assist with Spanish to build missions?
He guided Spanish soldiers and settlers to East Texas.
What was a major accomplishment of Antonio Margil de Jesus?
At San Antonio in 1720 he founded the mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aquayo. It was the most successful of the Spanish missions in Texas.
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